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Australian Greenhouse Office. Objectives A database of Australia’s land based sources and sinks. Develop tools to account for sources and sinks. Develop tools for scenario planning. Support emissions trading. The methods and data for accounting. Develop national capacities. Funding

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Australian greenhouse office

Australian Greenhouse Office


National carbon accounting system ncas

Objectives

A database of Australia’s land based sources and sinks.

Develop tools to account for sources and sinks.

Develop tools for scenario planning.

Support emissions trading.

The methods and data for accounting.

Develop national capacities.

Funding

$12.5 m over 5 years (1999 - 2003)

National Carbon Accounting System - NCAS


Ncas objectives

Reduced uncertainties in estimations of land-based sources and sinks

Internationally credible system

Verifiable data and methods

Decision tracking and auditing

Key Products:

1990 Baseline Estimation

2008-2012 Emissions Estimation

NCAS Objectives


Australian emission profile 1990

Australian Emission Profile - 1990

Net CO2-equivalent emissions (Mt)


Key areas

Land Clearing

Biomass Estimation

Soil Carbon Estimation

System Framework and Decision Support

Key Areas


Ncas programs elements

NCASPrograms Elements

The National Carbon Accounting System has four key programs elements.


Ncas key dates

Pilot Projects and Scoping of Implementation Projects

September 1999

Implementation Set-up

September 1999 - March 2000

International Review

December 1999

Project Implementation

January 2000 - June 2001

Reporting

capable by end- 2001

NCAS - Key Dates


System requirements

Should be able to report on:

UNFCCC (NGGI) for LUCF

Kyoto Protocol

1990 Baseline for LUCF

Article 3.3 (ARD) (2008-2012 Commitment Period)

Article 3.4

Emissions trading

Full budget accounting

System Requirements


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